By Rebecca Joyce Frey
The time period fundamentalism originated within the usa throughout the early twentieth century while it was once utilized to a bunch of Protestant Christians that defended conventional Christian ideals within the face of contemporary principles. Now, spiritual fundamentalism is linked to various political and social occasions within the early twenty first century, such a lot particularly the terrorist assaults within the usa on September eleven, 2001. but, as a result of common misrepresentation within the media, fundamentalist teams are frequently misunderstood. Fundamentalism explores the numerous methods the time period fundamentalism is utilized in the media. It deals a extra detailed definition of what constitutes fundamentalism and analyzes the roots, rules, and targets of fundamentalist teams worldwide. This enlightening quantity starts with a old define of the commercial, social, and highbrow forces and traits
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